7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 11th (Sun), stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir ©
Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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